God of War: Ascension's forthcoming 1.04 update will introduce Elite Levels, champion stats, optimize matchmaking and fix bugs related to audio and unlock requirements, according to the PlayStation Blog.
Designer Vincent Napoli from Sony Santa Monica wrote on the blog that the update will increase the allegiance level cap from 30 to 40. "With the addition of 10 levels for every God allegiance, we are introducing a new item, two new relics and an ultimate magic for every allegiance," he said. "For our Champions who have ascended to the highest levels, and for those on their way, now you have a new goal to reach."
The update will also make champion stats accessible from the main menu, fix the audio drop issues that many players were experiencing, and address the shard issues that prevented players from attaining the Spear of Destiny and Barbarian Hammer.